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The Kennedy Center

WNO: Artistic Operations Intern

Department description

Washington National Opera produces opera at the highest artistic level, presenting classic, contemporary, and American operas to inspire and enrich our audiences and community. The Artistic Operations Department supports the Opera by planning and budgeting future seasons, contracting and managing all performing artists and production personnel, and scheduling all rehearsal needs. Ideal intern candidates will be detail orientated, organized, and open to learning about a variety of perspectives from within a producing company.

Project description

Auditions: assist with the departments various auditions as they occur, including the annual Chorus auditions that occur at the beginning of the Spring semester - preparing audition documents, assisting with the running of the auditions, and data processing following the audition.

Contract Management: assist Manager of Artist Contracts in preparing official documents and processing artist payments.

Budgeting and Payroll procedures: assist with all payroll procedures for Chorus, Dancers, Production Staff and Supers and will maintain many expense tracking workbooks, as well as assist Manager of Artistic Operations in creation and management of Artistic budget.

Special Projects: assist with special projects such as Opera in the Outfield, libretto readings, opening night celebrations and young performer supervision.

Key Dates

Spring 2019 Term

Application Available: August 9-November 4, 2018

Term Dates: January 21-May 3, 2019

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Fall 2018 Term

Application closed July 15, 2018

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018


Summer 2019 Term

Application Available: December 10-March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019